Use and Care Information, Gas Cooktop
Using Your Cooktop
If flame should go out during a cook-
ing operation, turn the burner off. If
a strong gas odor is detected, open a
window and wait five minutes be-
fore relighting the burner.
Be sure all surface controls are set to
the OFF position prior to supplying
gas to the cooktop.
NEVER touch cooktop until it has
cooled. Expect some parts of the
cooktop, especially around the burn-
ers, to become warm or hot during
cooking. Use potholders to protect
Use to turn on the
An infinite choice
of heat settings is
LOW to HIGH.
At the HIGH setting a detent or notch
may be felt.
Pilotless ignition eliminates the need for
a constant standing pilot light. Each sur-
face burner has a spark ignitor. Use care
when cleaning around the surface
If the surface burner does not light, check
if ignitor is broken, soiled or wet. If
clogged, clean the small port beneath
the ignitor using a straight pin.
PORT BELOW IGNITOR
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1. Place a pan on the burner grate. (To
preserve the grate finish, do not oper-
ate the burners without a pan on the
grate to absorb the heat from the burner
2. Push in knob and turn immediately
counterclockwise to the LIGHT posi-
A clicking (spark) sound will be
heard and the burner will light. (All
ignitors will spark when any surface
burner knob is turned on. However,
only the selected burner will light.)
3. After the burner lights, turn knob to
desired flame size.
4. Do not leave the cooktop unattended.
Suggested Heat Settings
The size and type of cookware will affect the heat setting.
Operating During a
1. Hold a lighted match to the desired
surface burner head.
2. Push in and turn the control knob slowly
to the LIGHT position.
3. Adjust flame to the desired level.
When lighting the surface burners, be
sure all of the controls are in the OFF
position. Strike the match first and
hold it in position before turning the
Do not leave the cooktop unattended
when cooking during a power failure.
When the recreational vehicle is not in use
or while traveling, turn all knobs to the
Check these points if . . .
OFF position and turn off the main gas
Use HIGH to bring liquid to a boil, or reach pressure in a
pressure cooker. Always reduce setting to a lower heat when
liquids begin to boil or foods begin to cook.
An intermediate flame size is used to continue cooking. Food
will not cook any faster when a higher flame setting is used
than needed to maintain a gentle boil. Water boils at the same
temperature whether boiling gently or vigorously.
Use LOW to simmer foods, keep foods warm and melt
chocolate or butter.
Some cooking may take place on the LOW setting if the pan is
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